At University Veterinary Specialists, we aim to promote the scientific progress of veterinary dermatology. Dermatological abnormalities in cats and dogs is not uncommon. These abnormalities can be caused by congenital defects, genetic influences, ectoparasites (such as fleas), allergic conditions, or nutritional imbalances. Due to the wide range of sources of skin abnormalities, veterinary dermatologists have significant training in immunology, internal medicine, and management of allergic disease surrounding: skin, ears, hairs, nails, paws, hoofs and mouths.
Skin cytology can be used to gather information about bacterial infection on the surface of an infected area, providing diagnosis of the abnormality.
If you think that your pet may benefit from visit to our Dermatologist at University Veterinary Specialists, please contact our pet hospital in Pittsburgh at 724-717-CARE (2273).
Some symptoms of a skin abnormality are:
- Bad odor coming from skin and ear
- Constantly licking, chewing, biting, scratching or shaking their head
- Hair loss, scabs, or dandruff
- Change in skin or coat’s color or texture